A journal co-edited by College of Charleston Associate Professor of English, Myra Seaman, has received the prestigious 2011 PROSE Award for the Best New Journal in Social Sciences and Humanities.  Seaman co-edits the journal, postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

postmedieval is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal in medieval studies that aims to bring the medieval and modern world into productive critical relation. It is an interdisciplinary journal with its primary audience comprised of medievalists (historians, literary critics in various languages, art historians, philosophers, etc.). Every issue includes non-medievalists, and its content frequently engages with those working outside of the humanities.

Seaman has been incredibly proud of the journal since its first appearance in May 2010.  “In 2008, when we brought postmedieval to Palgrave Macmillian [the publisher], we knew it wasn’t the best time. In fact, ours was the one journal they committed to publishing that year. In the past 18 months, postmedieval has received an incredibly positive reception and it’s wonderful to have our contribution recognized with the PROSE Award, by those in publishing outside of medieval studies, and even outside of the humanities.”

The PROSE Awards, sponsored by the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP),  annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories.

Seaman co-edits the journal alongside Eileen Joy, professor of medieval literature at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  Holly Crocker, professor of medieval literature at the University of South Carolina, is the Book Review and Forum Editor.  Palgrave is the publisher of postmedieval. The journal is affiliated with the BABEL Working Group, a scholarly collective.

Starting in 2012, the journal will be produced quarterly, after being published three times per year in its first two years  A subscription of postmedieval can be found in the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library. The journal can be found here: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/pmed/index.html.

For more information, contact Myra Seaman at seamanm@cofc.edu or 843.953.5760.